Moravian Falls, North Carolina

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Moravian Falls (formerly, Petersburg and Forks of the Road)[3] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,440 as of the 2000 census.



Moravian Falls is located at 36°6′22″N 81°10′34″W / 36.10611°N 81.17611°W / 36.10611; -81.17611 (36.106113, -81.176105)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²), of which, 5.1 square miles (13.2 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.


Moravian Falls takes its name from a waterfall in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains, which rise just 2 to 3 miles (4.8 km) to the south of the community. Pores Knob, the highest peak in the Brushy Mountains, is located in Moravian Falls. The area was originally settled by members of the Moravian Church in 1753, and Moravians owned the waterfall for many years (the waterfall is named after the church). Today the waterfall is a tourist attraction owned by Ken Wike who operates a history rich family campground(Moravian Falls Family Campground). People travel from all over the U.S. to enjoy the peaceful beauty of nature. Wilkes Central High School, and Central Wilkes Middle School, are located in the community. The two schools are the largest and most ethnically diverse high school and middle school respectively in all of Wilkes County.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,440 people, 600 households, and 415 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 283.0 people per square mile (109.2/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 128.9/sq mi (49.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.58% White, 5.49% African American, 0.14% Asian, 3.47% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.15% of the population.

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